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In the movie "To Dust" they claim that "Judaism teaches that the soul cannot rest until the body turns to dust."

Is there any basis for this claim?

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    There are 2 verses which allude to this, but don't directly make this claim. Job 34:14-15 and Ecclesiastes/Kohelet 12:7 – Shmuel Feb 3 at 1:00
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    See Igros Moshe 3:143 which explains the prohibition for one to bury someone in a mausoleum, because it causes great anguish the the body. – sam Feb 3 at 2:48
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The Zohar (2:151) states that the soul is subject to judgment until the body has decomposed.

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